Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All Cleanser
Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All Cleanser falls short of our top rating due to its fragranced formula (more on that below). Aside from that, Fenty Skin did well with this cleanser’s unique texture and non-drying after feel.
Dispensed via squeeze tube, Total Cleans’r has a creamy-rich, slightly viscous feel that thins out into a silky glide as it lightly lathers with water. We’re particularly fond of the consistency for those who have normal to dry skin, but even someone with oily skin could use this.
The gentle cleansing agents do a great job of whisking away makeup, oil and other debris without stripping skin dry. You may still need an additional makeup remover (or double cleanse) for more stubborn long-wear formulas, but otherwise Total Cleans’r rinses clean—no residue—and leaves skin feeling soft.
The problem with the fragrance in this formula is that it poses the potential to irritate skin (and eyes, which can happen when using a cleanser to remove eye makeup). Granted, we’re less concerned about fragrance’s volatile reaction on skin in a rinse-off formula such as this, but still, it would be a safer bet if it didn’t contain any fragrance.
As for the other ingredients, Total Cleans’r contains a handful of soothing antioxidant extracts, which won’t have a ton of time to work before getting rinsed down the drain, but it certainly doesn’ hurt to include them in the formula. If they provide even the slightest bit of soothing relief for skin, that’s a step in the right direction.
All told, we’d love to see the Fenty team come out with a fragrance-free version of this cleanser in the future because it has a lot of great things going for it!
- Aesthetically pleasing cleansing experience with a silky glide and light lather.
- Works well to remove makeup, oil, and other debris.
- Leaves skin soft, not stripped dry.
- Fragrant formula poses a slight risk of irritation.
This 2-in-1 makeup remover-cleanser gives you the delicious deep clean you deserve: Its creamy lather removes dirt, oil, and longwear makeup without stripping or drying.
Fenty Skin comes on the heels of the successful Fenty Beauty makeup line founded by pop star Rihanna (whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty). According to their website, Fenty Skin is all about making “skincare uncomplicated” with multitasking products that are easy to use and packed with benefits.
At the time of this writing, the line is still in its infancy with just a few products, all of which unfortunately contain fragrance, posing a risk of skin irritation. That aside, Fenty excels in the aesthetics department with textures that create a sensorial self-care experience.
In particular, Fenty Skin’s Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen is touted as inclusive option for dark skin tones, omitting the dreaded white cast that some sunscreens leave. We’re interested to see what other types of skin care products that come out with in the future.
For more information on Fenty Skin, visit https://www.fentybeauty.com/fentyskin.
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